Dr Simon Anderson

Dr Simon Anderson

MB ChB, MD, FRCP

Gastroenterology

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2 specialists

29 years of experience
16 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.96
Bedside Manner
4.96
Explanation
4.95

Top feedback

“Excellent. Having known Dr Anderson for many years, his care, knowledge, bedside manner and empathy is truly amazing. His knowledge base, application and consideration to each situation puts the patient at the centre of every interaction. We’d be lost without him!“
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Subspecialty

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3626056
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    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1289 reviews

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
    162 reviews

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    659 reviews

    About

    Dr Simon Anderson is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at London Bridge Hospital, and also practises at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation Trust. At the renowned London Bridge Hospital, Dr Anderson and his team carry out consultations, diagnosis and treatment of digestive and stomach diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Crohn’s disease.

    Dr Anderson graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1990. He then underwent higher specialist training at King's College Hospital (Liver Diseases and Intensive Care) and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital (Gastroenterology) in London. He was awarded a Wellcome Institute Research Fellowship and went on to conduct full-time research at St Thomas' Hospital. He was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of London in 2004. He was appointed Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust in 2006 where he leads an acute general medicine firm.

    His interests include all therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy and balloon enteroscopy, wireless capsule endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). His research interests include techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of small-intestinal disease and ulcerative colitis. He is a lead investigator in a trial of the role of exercise in Crohn's disease and is a co-investigator into the genetics of IBD.

    Patient testimonials highlight Dr Anderson's caring but professional approach with patients. He is also heavily involved in teaching the next generation of doctors, passing on his medical training and skills.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • General gastroenterology
    • Therapeutic endoscopy
    • Capsule endoscopy
    • Wireless capsule endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and colonoscopy
    • Balloon enteroscopy
    • Double balloon enteroscopy 
    • Gastroenterology
    • Endoscopy 
    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    • Crohn's disease
    • Colitis (ulcerative colitis)
    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) 
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    Medical procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Endoscopic Laser Treatment
    • Gastroscopy
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Diarrhoea
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Acid Reflux
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Constipation
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastroparesis
    • Haemochromatosis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    Education

    • MB ChB - University of Cape Town - 1990 
    • MD - University of London - 2004
    • FRCP
    • Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology
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    Reviews

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Colonoscopy
    33/85
    Endoscopy
    12/85
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    11/85
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    11/85
    Crohn’s Disease
    7/85
    Autoimmune Diseases
    6/85
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    6/85
    Bloating
    5/85
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    5/85
    Capsule Endoscopy
    4/85
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    4/85
    Acid Reflux
    3/85
    Diarrhoea
    3/85
    Gastroscopy
    3/85
    Gastroenterology
    2/85
    Gastroparesis
    2/85
    Anal Fistula
    1/85
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    1/85
    Constipation & discomfort
    1/85
    Diet Advice
    1/85
    Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    1/85
    Endoscopic Laser Treatment
    1/85
    Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    1/85
    Gastritis
    1/85
    Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    1/85
    Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    1/85
    General check up
    1/85
    Irritable bowel syndrome, gluten, and lactose intolerance
    1/85
    Liver Disease
    1/85
    Nausea and Vomiting
    1/85
    Persistent on-going throat/oesophagus problems
    1/85
    Post infectious IBS
    1/85
    Post surgery
    1/85
    Rectal Bleeding
    1/85
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    1/85
    Ulcertative Colitis
    1/85
    microscopic colitis
    1/85
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Crohn’s Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Excellent. Having known Dr Anderson for many years, his care, knowledge, bedside manner and empathy is truly amazing. His knowledge base, application and consideration to each situation puts the patient at the centre of every interaction. We’d be lost without him!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    From start to finish of treatment and including follow up Dr Anderson communicated clearly and with great care every stage of the proceedings.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Crohn’s Disease Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    Very compassionate
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy
    Highly recommend! Very friendly and approachable. Explains everything very clearly and makes you feel very comfortable. Makes time to listen and answer any questions you have. Again! Highly recommend!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy
    I was so pleased to have seen Dr Anderson. I read all the reviews on the site and all of them are true. He has a lovely gentle bedside manner and made me feel totally at ease throughout everything. I have no hesitation in recommending him to all my family and friends.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dyspepsia (Indigestion) Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux Gastroparesis
    After two years of stomach problems and endless stomach problems, Dr Anderson was able to locate the source of the problem very swiftly. I am now starting treatment for my condition under his care, and I am already starting to feel better and more hopeful. He is incredibly kind and he always makes time out of his day to really listen to your symptoms and understand how you feel. I feel so lucky to have found Dr Anderson and I would recommend anyone and everyone in need to his care! His secretary, Arlene, is just as lovely and incredibly organised. She is always right on the ball with medical tests and letters etc! Thank you so much dr Anderson!! I really can’t thank you enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    Dr Anderson has been very clear with all his explanations and medical treatment. He has also been very kind and made the entire process far less scary and far more comfortable than it could otherwise have been.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General check up
    A doctor as a doctor should be!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Irritable bowel syndrome, gluten, and lactose intolerance
    Listened and made me feel normal after being ignored by GPs. Spoke in plain English, was encouraging and pragmatic about options which made me feel at ease and rebuild my confidence. Shared information which also helped me better understand my symptoms and what I could do. Reassured me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Bloating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    Dr Anderson has been extremely helpful with his advice and investigations. Great doctor. Thank you.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Gastroenterology

    Dr Terence Wong
    Dr Terence Wong
    Gastroenterology

    26-10-2020

    I've known Simon for over 20 years, and is an excellent opinion on inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel diseases, and capsule endoscopy. I have been referring patients to Simon on a regular basis, always to good effect

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Crohn’s Disease, Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis), Functional Bowel Disease
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Capsule Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Gastroenterology

    27-09-2020

    Simon is a highly experienced and dedicated gastroenterologist, and has excellent bedside manner. A pleasure to work with, particularly when managing patients with complex small bowel diseases that require endoscopic procedures.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Bulimia, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Headache, MRSA (meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)
    For procedures: Skin Tag Removal, Non-Surgical Facial Cosmesis, Open MRI, Tooth Extraction
    Connection: Is a colleague

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